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Five-set future up for debate in hashtag age

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:08pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The plaque on the wall of Court 18 at Wimbledon bears the legend The Longest Match. The 2010 encounter between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut that it commemorates, lasting 11 hours and 5 minutes and spread over three days, has passed into tennis folklore.

Cycling: Undercooked Froome still tipped to be Tour's hottest rider

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:05pm
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Chris Froome may look far from his best and might say this year's route does him no favors, but the Briton is the overwhelming favorite to win his fourth Tour de France crown next month.

French/Wimbledon double still the ultimate challenge

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:20pm
LONDON (Reuters) - A lot has changed since tennis turned professional in 1968, from the color of the balls to players’ hairstyles and advances in racket and string technology.

Hosts Russia face struggle to improve ahead of World Cup

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:27pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's early Confederations Cup exit has sparked a wave of concern among fans as the 2018 World Cup hosts scramble to avoid another embarrassment at next year's finals.

Planned Circuit of Wales suffers funding blow

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:46pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The developers of a proposed circuit in South Wales with a contract to host a MotoGP race suffered a major blow on Tuesday when the Welsh government ruled out underwriting half of the costs.

Sixth America's Cup win may be last for New Zealand coach Jones

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:37pm
HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - New Zealand's Murray Jones may be ready to call it a day on America's Cup campaigns after scoring a sixth win in Bermuda as performance coach for Emirates Team New Zealand.

Portuguese cyclist Cardoso suspended after failing drugs test: UCI

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:05pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Portuguese cyclist Andre Cardoso of Alberto Contador's Trek-Segafredo team has been provisionally suspended after failing a test for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO), the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Tuesday.

New Zealand's Burling 'blown away' by America's Cup win

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:40pm
HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - Peter Burling is looking forward to "a pretty cool few weeks" sharing his America's Cup win with the rest of New Zealand after celebrating the conclusion of a grueling campaign with his opponent Jimmy Spithill in Bermuda.

Rain and wind washes out Wimbledon fine-tuning

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:11pm
EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon preparations were left drenched and flapping in England's south coast wind on Tuesday as Eastbourne's Aegon International was scrapped for the day with no matches completed due to rain.

Athlete safety over medals must be top priority, report

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:06pm
(Reuters) - USA Gymnastics must put athlete safety ahead of winning medals, said the head of an independent review examining the organization's handling of abuse incidents involving a number of gymnasts.

Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:03pm
(Reuters) - Briton Jamie Murray believes his doubles victory at Queen's with Brazilian Bruno Soares has given the pair a much-needed boost ahead of next week's Wimbledon as the duo target their third grand slam title.

Top seed Thiem suffers early exit in Antalya

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:06pm
(Reuters) - Dominic Thiem's Wimbledon preparations were hit as he suffered a shock 6-3 6-2 defeat to India's Ramkumar Ramanathan in the second round at the Antalya Open on Tuesday.

Serena Williams says 'heart dropped' at surprise pregnancy

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:03pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Serena Williams was completely taken aback by her pregnancy, taking six home tests before believing she was expecting her first child, the tennis superstar told Vanity Fair magazine.

Facebook, Fox Sports sign deal to livestream UEFA Champions League

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:23am
(Reuters) - Fox Sports said on Tuesday it had partnered with Facebook Inc to livestream UEFA Champions League matches during the 2017-18 season.

FIFA publishes Garcia World Cups report after leak

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:00am
ZURICH (Reuters) - The global soccer body FIFA said on Tuesday it had decided to publish the Garcia report into the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively.

For sale: America's Cup chase boat, one winning Kiwi owner

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:09am
HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - Less than 24 hours after winning the America's Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand are packing up at their base in Bermuda as they prepare to take the "Auld Mug" back to Auckland.

WADA permits Russia anti-doping body to plan and coordinate testing

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:51am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday it permitted the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to plan and coordinate testing.

U.S. top court to consider reviving New Jersey sports betting law

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:48am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's bid to revive a state statute legalizing sports betting that was struck down by lower courts as a violation of federal law.

Murray pulls out of Wimbledon practice match with sore hip

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:47am
LONDON, England (Reuters) - World Number One Andy Murray pulled out of an exhibition match at London's Hurlingham Club on Tuesday with a sore hip, less than a week before the start of Wimbledon.

Broady keen to end Willis' latest charge at Wimbledon

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:29am
(Reuters) - Briton Liam Broady hopes to deny compatriot Marcus Willis another fairytale run to the Wimbledon main draw when they meet the second qualifying round at Roehampton on Tuesday.